Opa I Lay

(1908 - 1993)

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Opa I Lay
1908 - 1993
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August 30, 1908
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July 26, 1993
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Orange, Orange County, Virginia 22960
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Opa I Lay was born on August 30, 1908. Opa died on July 26, 1993 at age 84. We know that Opa I Lay had been residing in Orange, Orange County, Virginia 22960.
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Opa I Lay passed away on July 26, 1993 at 84 years of age. Opa was born on August 30, 1908. We are unaware of information about Opa's immediate family. We know that Opa I Lay had been residing in Orange, Orange County, Virginia 22960.

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In 1908, in the year that Opa I Lay was born, a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1930, Opa was 22 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1955, when this person was 47 years old, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1960, this person was 52 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1993, in the year of Opa I Lay's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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